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Economist Says Shutdown Perilous For N.M., May Cause Another State Recession

Heavily reliant on federal spending, New Mexico could be thrust into another recession if the partial government shutdown lasts for weeks, a University of New Mexico economist said.


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Family Lost At Sea For Months After Trying To Leave US For Government’s Interference In Religion

A northern Arizona family has survived being lost at sea for weeks after an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion.


President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.


Duff Beer, the choice beer of Nuclear plant worker Homer Simpson  (Photo credit: GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP/GettyImages)

Government Report: Beer Is Safe To Drink Post Nuclear War

Bad news, World War 3 broke out. The world as we all know has been wiped out by nuclear flame and the left over pieces of humanity are left to start over. Good news, you can still crack open a cold one without any ill effects.


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Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.


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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.


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Sex Offender To Remain Free Despite New Law

A convicted sex offender who faces nearly two dozen charges in Utah but has remained free because of a legal loophole likely will never face trial or be confined to an institution, a prosecutor said Tuesday.


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Nevada Gets Funding To Help Jobless

Nevada will get $1.1-million to help jobless workers find new employment.


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Ariz. Lawmakers Receive Knitted Uterus As Protest

Critics of an Arizona proposal to limit birth control coverage have given a personalized gift to more than a dozen state lawmakers – a fuzzy, knitted uterus with googly eyes.


Protesters affiliated with the "Occupy Las Vegas" movement march on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 6, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev.. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images News)

‘Occupy Las Vegas’ Homeless, Seeks Space to Occupy

LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — “Occupy Las Vegas” is homeless as organizers for the grassroots movement are having trouble finding an actual space to occupy. Sebring Frehner, one of the Las Vegas movement’s many […]